And now abide faith, hope, love. 1 Corinthians 13:13
Scientists at Northwestern University are warning us to beware of another possible coronavirus pandemic in 2028. Prior to last year’s COVID-19 pandemic, a global infectious outbreak had not occurred since 1918. But researchers suggest that new coronavirus strains tend to emerge every seven years. The Northwestern scientists are already working with chemists to design new treatments for new threats, and they hope the world will be ready.
In the days of the pharaohs, the Lord struck Egypt with a series of plagues. Not all of those involved physical disease, but some did. Likewise, the word “plague(s)” occurs a dozen times in the book of Revelation. In Matthew 24:7, Jesus warned that “famines, pestilences, and earthquakes” would characterize the Last Days.
We never know when another pandemic will strike or when medical emergencies will arise. But when we are safely sheltered in the arms of God, we should never live in fear. God has three prescriptions to protect us from whatever is in the air. They are faith, hope, and love—and they immunize our hearts against all the diseases of the soul.
Nothing is outside our heavenly Father’s control, and we can trust his hand, even when we cannot see his face. Timothy Paul Jones